Role of Bajo Women in Wakatobi Island

Fatirahwahidah, Mansur Mansur and Mansur, Mansur (2018) Role of Bajo Women in Wakatobi Island. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science.

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Abstract: This paper investigates the unique side of Bajo women at Pulau Pandai Besi in Wakatobi. Bajo women are able to take over their husband’s role. Bajo fishermen’s households present different conditions from the common fishermen community in which the man and woman can share roles in the family. Although naturally, men and women are created differently which leads to the role difference, the local wisdom of Bajo indicates that women are very dominant in their households. The husband only works in the sea to earn a fortune. Meanwhile, Bajo women, in addition to taking domestic roles such as cooking, taking care of children and cleaning the house, are also in control of the development and survival of their families when their husbands go sailing in the sea. This research is qualitative research. This research was conducted in Peka Besi region of Wakatobi in 2017. The data of this research were collected through observation and interview. The study reveals that women are the leaders and managers of their households. Regarding economic needs, Bajo women process and market the fish caught by their husbands, open a small shop of basic necessities, and sell a variety of traditional food.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Manajemen
Sosial dan Budaya Islam
Depositing User: Aldhy Purwanto
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2019 01:58
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 01:58

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